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Where is Bhagavad Gita referred to as Hari Gita?

I heard that Bhagavad Gita is referred to as Hari Gita. I don't know the exact reference. Where is it referred as Hari Gita?
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How to reduce Tamasic qualities?

Is it possible to reduce Tamogun (Tamasic qualities) ? If so, then which steps can be taken to reduce Tamogun by following: Worship, Behaviour, Mental attitude and Seva It would be great if any ...
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From the four vedas which deities have been invoked as Bhagavaan?

Excluding the Upanishads and Aranyakas and the Brahamanas and focusing only on the four vedas which deities have been referred to by the title - "Bhagavaan" ? I am looking for the word Bhagvaan in ...
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Do humans breathe 21600 times in a day according to the Yoga sastra?

I came to know that a human breathes 21,600 times per day according to Yoga sastra. Which shloka explicitly states it?
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Mention of Siva cursing Saudasa(Somadatta) in Skanda Purana

Does Skanda purana mention the incident of Shiva cursing Saudasa to live as a Rakshasa?
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Which scriptures discuss purusha avatars?

This article lists 6 categories of avatars one of them being Purusha Avatar: Purusha avataras Lila avataras Guna avataras Manvantara avataras Yuga avataras Shaktyavesha avataras ...
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Where did the following name of Vishnu has been taken from?

Vishnu can be called by name श्रिहान. It is not present in Vishnu Sahasranamam. Which scripture contains the name and what is the actual meaning of it?
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Scriptural references for the family goddess of Indian famous mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan

The following paragraphs says that Ramanujan credited his mathematical capabilities to the goddess Namagiri Thayar A deeply religious Hindu, Ramanujan credited his substantial mathematical ...
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Which scripture contains the event of Shiva beheading Vinayaka?

Consider the sequence of events : Parvati making Vinayaka, Vinayaka disallowing Shiva, Shiva beheading Vinayaka, Shiva joining Elephant's head on Vinayaka's body, etc., Which scripture contains this ...
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Does the shloka 'ahiṃsā paramo dharma' or excerpt appear in Mahabharata?

Ahimsa paramo dharma, is it taken from Mahabharata? Many sources over internet say so and claim that it is a half-truth and the remaining half is Himsa dharma tadaivacha. Is it true? Who is the ...
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Are there scriptural citations denigrating eating during war?

During Mahabharata Yuddha Kanda, there don't seem to be many verses depicting that Krishna ate food. Are there scriptural verses putting down eating during war ?
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Are there scriptural citations denigrating old age?

As mentioned in another post, Vishnu's human avataras don't seem to age beyond young adulthood. Are there scriptural verses putting down old age?
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What is Natal chart and where it has been mentioned?

What is meant by Natal chart? Which text describes about Natal chart in detail?
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What are the earliest commentaries available on Sri Devi Bhagavatam and from which sampradaya?

While reading through on a different topic, I came across this link, which talks about Sri Bhaskararaya, which states: Bhaskaracharya was born in the period between the last part of the ...
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Which shloka describes human qualities?

Where can I find the collection of shlokas on the great human qualities like perseverance, hardworking, visionary, Passionate Honesty and Integrity etc?
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Does Pillai Lokacharya’s commentary on the Gadya Trayam still exist?

The Sri Vaishnava sect has two sub-sects, Thenkalai and Vadakalai. Vadakalais follow the teachings of Vedanta Desikan, whereas Thenkalais follow the teachings of Pillai Lokacharya. My question is ...
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Has there been any mention of withdrawal of maya sarees by Krishna in any version of Mahabharata?

It is stated in the video by the Swamiji (as narrated to him by his Guru) Lord Krishna supplied unending sheet lengths of saree at first as a rescue measure in the hour of Draupadi's need when ...
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Has there been any commentary on “Soundarya Lahari” by any scholar from Sri Shankaracharya's lineage?

This page describes Soundarya Lahari as being authored by sage Pushpadanta and Adi Shankara. While there are many who believe this to be incorrect attribution, I am more interested to know if any ...
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Slokas about discipline in Mahabaratha

It is well known that many people in Mahabaratha such as Bhishma, Drona, Arjuna, Duryodhana, Karna, Abhimanyu etc., are experts in certain fields. In order to gain such expertise, there should be a ...
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Exact References of number of wives of krishna in mahabharat?

Please give exact shloka number(and its translation) in Mahabharat(not puranas) , where number of wives of krishna is mentioned, Esp. the 16000 wives in narakasura episode and other wives? I will ...
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Scriptual reference for causes of being born in the Kaliyuga

The Kaliyuga is, especially by Puranic sources, considered to be the deteriorating state of humanity where ethtics, morality and intelligence are spiralling out of control. For example, at the end ...
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Science of dice in ancient Hinduism scriptures

In section LXXII of Mahabharata, there is an excerpt regarding the science of dice. "Vrihadaswa said, '.......Rituparna said, 'O Vahuka, thou art the only charioteer, there is none other in this ...
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Which rules are not applicable for Ganga river?

Somewhere in Mahabharata Pandavas tell to Gandharvas that Ganga river can get served at any time and there are no rules for Ganga to get service like other rivers. Please give those reference and the ...
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Did Lava and Kusha found cities in Pakistan?

Wikipedia article on Kusha says: Kusha or Kusa (Sanskrit: कुश) and his twin brother Lava were the children of Lord Rama and Sita. Their story is recounted in the Hindu epic, the Ramayana. Hindu ...
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Regarding definition of Truth according to Upanishads?

In which context of which Upanishad, the following statement is present? Bootha hitha yathartha bashanameva satyam Provide reference, if available. Watch this for a minute for more details (in ...
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Scriptural definitions for caste, Varna, class and tribe [duplicate]

The words such as Varna, caste, class, tribe etc., was used extensively in Hinduism scriptures. Please provide the definitions for each of the listed along with a single person example as shown below;...
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Physical presence of Krishna at multiple places at same time

The following slokas from Srimad Bhagavatam indirectly says that Krishna is present at multiple places at the same time SB 10.59.43: The Lord, performer of the inconceivable, constantly remained ...
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Does BIBI Nanchari has any scriptural evidence? [duplicate]

Many people in South India believes that Bibi Nanchari is a female goddess married to Venkateswara and belongs to the Muslim religion. Is there any scriptural evidence for her or just created in ...
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Which scripture contains the story of Lord Venkateswara?

Which authentic Hindu scripture contains the total story of Lord Venkateswara? From where one can read it?
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What types of [non-intimate] friendly touches are allowed with other women?

As per scriptures, is it allowed for men to touch either married or unmarried women, not from own family, with or without her permission? The touch I used here refers to handshakes, keeping hands on ...
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Donating money or food to beggars, and its karmic results [duplicate]

I have heard that it is better to donate food (or clothes etc.), instead of money, to beggars. The reason is that if the beggars mislead the donor into thinking that they will use the money to buy ...
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Where can one learn Chandas through english?

Chandas is one of the limbs in the study of Vedas (Vedangas). It is the study of Vedic verses with emphasis on poetic meters. What are the best introductory resources for the study of Chandas ...